കേരളയൂണിവേഴ്സിറ്റിയില് നിന്നും ഒന്നാം റാങ്കൊടെ ബിരുദം പൂര്ത്തിയാക്കിയ ഡോ. നരേന്ദ്രകുമാര് തിരുവനന്തപുരം മെഡിക്കല് കോളജില് നിന്നാണ് എം.ബി.ബി.എസ്. പാസായത്. വാരണാസിയിലെ ബനാറസ് ഹിന്ദു യൂണിവേഴ്സിറ്റിയില് നിന്നും സര്ജറിയില് മാസ്റ്റര് ബിരുദവും പൂര്ത്തിയാക്കി.
അമേരിക്കന് കോളജ് ഓഫ് സര്ജന്സിന്റെ ഫെലോഷിപ്പും നേടിയ ഡോ. നരേന്ദ്രകുമാര് ഇ.എന്.ടി സ്പെഷ്യലിസ്റ്റാണ്.
അമേരിക്കന് അസോസിയേഷന് ഓഫ് സ്ലീപ്പ് മെഡിസിന് ബോര്ഡ് എക്സാം പാസായ ഡോ.നരേന്ദ്രകുമാര് ഈ ബഹുമതി നേടിയ ചുരുക്കം ഇ.എന്.ടി. സ്പെഷലിസ്റ്റുകളില് ഒരാളാണ്. സാധാരണ ന്യൂറോളജിസ്റ്റുകള് കടന്നു ചെല്ലാറുള്ള സ്ലീപ്പ് മെഡിസിന് മേഖലയില് എത്തിയത് അവാര്ഡുകളുടെ ജേതാവായ ഡോ. നരേന്ദ്രകുമാറിന് കരിയറില് മറ്റൊരു തിളക്കവും നല്കുന്നു.
ചെട്ടിക്കുളങ്ങര തട്ടക്കാട്ടു പരേതരായ രാമക്രുഷ്ണന് നായരുടെയും ശാരദാമ്മയുടെയും പുത്രന്. ഭാര്യ മീനാക്ഷിക്കുട്ടി പല്ലശന (പാലക്കാട്) കഞ്ചിറപാടം കളം അരിക്കെത്ത് കരുണാകരന് നായരുടെയും പരേതയായ ഡോ. പങ്കജത്തിന്റെയും പുത്രി.
രണ്ടു മക്കള്: ശാരദാ ദേവി, ഭര്ത്താവ് ഡോ. അര്ജുന് ദാസ് മേനോന് (ടോലിഡോ, ഒഹായൊ) ഡോ. രമേഷ് കുമാര്.
Dr. Narendra Kumar's Vision For AAPI
It’s All About Standing United And Giving Back To The Society
Healthcare has come to occupy center stage, especially after
the recent Supreme Court ruling upholding the Affordable Health Care Act
enabling nearly 47 Million Americans without health coverage to buy or obtain
health care coverage. Physicians play a central role in providing healthcare
services to every individual, both in preventing as well as treating diseases.
Physicians of Indian Origin in the United States
are reputed to be leading health care providers, holding crucial positions in
various hospitals and health care facilities around the nation. Leading an
organization that represents more than 45,000 physicians of Indian Origin in
and being their voice and providing a forum to its members to collectively work
together to meet their diverse needs, is a major challenge. Dr. Narendra Kumar,
president of American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) appears
t be right on task and is committed to lead AAPI to greater heights.
“Thank you for giving me this opportunity to serve you as
your President. Let’s start this ‘New Year’ on a positive note. Let me assure
you that we will put all our energy in the positive direction to restore AAPI’s
image, improve financial health, and bring unity, integrity and stability to
our organization. I am confident that we will all work together for the
betterment of the organization as well as the members and the people we are
committed to serve. We will all work together, stay focused, and make you all
proud of our organization:” With these opening remarks, Dr. Narendra Kumar, the
new president began his presidency of this esteemed and noble organization on
June 25th, 2012 during its recent Convention in Long Beach, CA
In his efforts to lead this premier organization, Dr. Kumar
is being assisted by his dedicated Executive Committee that consists of Dr.
Jayesh Shah, President-Elect; Dr. Ravi Jahagirdar, Vice President; Dr. Seema
Jain, Secretary; Dr. Ajay Lodha, Treasurer; Dr. Durgesh Mankikar; Dr. Kusum
Punjabi, YPS President; and Dr. Amit Bhakoo, MSRF President.
While lauding the efforts of the outgoing team and the committee that had organized the recent Convention, Dr. Kumar said, “We just concluded our 30th Annual convention in Long Beach and it was well attended and well organized. My sincere appreciation to Dr. Sudeep Kukreja and his committee for putting together such a fabulous convention.”
Expressing relief and satisfaction over amicably “putting to
rest” the sensitive $100 membership issue after the discussions in detail in
the Governing Body and General Body meetings, Dr. Kumar reported that “It was
decided to accept those 1,400 new members in question as legitimate patron
members with full privileges and accept 80 more applications for patron
membership received at the AAPI office this year without any sponsor names.”
From July 1, 2012 AAPPI has increased the patron membership fee to $1,000 and
annual membership fee will remain as $100.
Commenting on the steady growth of the organization, Dr.
Kumar remarked: “The organization's meteoric rise from a basement three decades
ago to become one of today's premier ethnic medical associations is a tribute
to its past leaders, a network of hardworking committees, and a constituency of
65,000 physicians and more than 25,000 fellows and residents. AAPI has become a
force to reckon with. AAPI's stellar role has come in for appreciation with the
political leaders and law makers.”
While serving as an umbrella organization for more than 130
member associations nationwide, AAPI was formed to coordinate the efforts of
the physicians of Indian origin, currently working in the United States.
Headquartered in Chicago, with an office in Washington, DC
AAPI has come to be recognized as a strong voice in the healthcare legislation
and policy arena.
Dr. Kumar has ascended to prominence with his decades of hard work and dedication for the organization and the people it is committed to serve. As a Regional Director ofAAPI, Dr. Kumar had attended almost all the local AAPI chapter meetings in his region in an attempt to serve as a liaison between the local chapters and the national organization, and he was instrumental in recruiting over 170 new AAPI patron members during this time.
On his vision for the organization under his leadership, Dr.
Kumar says, ““My vision is to continue improving the high standards that are
already set and reach even higher goals. AAPI has several primary goals: We are
into education of physicians both here in the US
and in India: providing best
medical care to patients; and maintaining legislative presence in Washington DC.”
"It's been a privilege for me to be associated with
AAPI because I recognize the tremendous role that is being played by AAPI in
promoting friendship between India
and the United States.
And we will carry on this responsibility of ours with greater commitment. As
members of AAPI, we have not forgotten our roots and are engaged in several
activities such as conducting Indo-US Healthcare Summit in Kochi this year that
will blaze new trail in healthcare sector in India and will pave way for new
frontiers in public private partnership.”
AAPI Global Healthcare Summit Registration in Cochin, Kerala during January 1-4, 2013 is now OPEN and “I would encourage you to register as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.” The Nine City educational, scientific, and musical tour by Shreya Ghoshal and party from September 21 to October 7, 2012 is “yet another way of reaching our mission around the nation,” Dr. Kumar said. For more information on these and other programs we have envisaged, please visit:www.aapighsindia.org